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“The Robot Scientist’s Daughter” by Jeannine Hall Gailey places in SFPA Elgin Award

Mayapple Press is proud to note that “The Robot Scientist’s Daughter” by Jeannine Hall Gailey has been awarded runner-up for the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s Elgin Award.

The Elgin Awards, named for SFPA founder Suzette Haden Elgin, are presented annually by SFPA for books published in the preceding two years in two categories, Chapbook and Book. “The Robot Scientist’s Daughter” was honored in the Book category. All members of the SFPA were eligible to vote for the Award. The winner was “Crowned: The Sign Of The Dragon Book 1” by Mary Soon Lee (Dark Renaissance Books).

You can get your copy of “The Robot Scientist’s Daughter” by Jeannine Hall Gailey here

Two Mayapple Press books honored in Hoffer and Montaigne Awards

Mayapple Press is pleased to say that two of our books have been honored in the Eric Hoffer and Montaigne Medal Awards.

What Snakes Want by Kita Shantiris was shortlisted for the Eric Hoffer Award. The eventual winner was The Year of Living Virtuously (Weekends Off), by Teresa Jordan, published by Counterpoint Press. The shortlist is here. Congratulations to Kita for the august company in which she finds herself!

Kita was also awarded an “Honorable Mention” in the poetry section.

The Robot Scientist’s Daughter by Jeannine Hall Gailey was shortlisted for the Montaigne Medal. Each year, the Eric Hoffer Award presents the Montaigne Medal to the most thought-provoking books. These are books that either illuminate, progress, or redirect thought. The Montaigne Medal is given in honor of the great French philosopher Michel de Montaigne, who influenced people such as William Shakespeare,

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“What Snakes Want” by Kita Shantiris in contention for two book awards

Mayapple Press is happy to announce that What Snakes Want by Kita Shantiris is in contention for two different book awards.

Foreword Reviews has named What Snakes Want as a 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Finalist in the Poetry (Adult Non-Fiction) category. The Foreword Reviews Award winners will be announced at an event at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, in June.

What Snakes Want is also short-listed for the Eric Hoffer Award. The Eric Hoffer Award honors the memory of the great American philosopher Eric Hoffer. In addition to the grand prize, Hoffer honors are bestowed by press type and category, and also through the Montaigne Medal, da Vinci Eye, and First Horizon Award. The 2016 results will be announced within the month.

Good luck to Kita! What Snakes Want is a special book, and Mayapple Press is proud to have been involved in bringing it to discriminating readers

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Jeannine Hall Gailey’s “Robot Scientist’s Daughter” makes the Goodreads Choice Awards semifinal – Please go vote for it!

Jeannine Hall Gailey - The Robot Scientist's Daughter nominated for Goodreads Choice Award semifinal

Mayapple Press is pleased to announce that Jeannine Hall Gailey’s The Robot Scientist’s Daughter has been nominated to the semi-finals of the Goodreads Choice award in the poetry category.

The voting page is here: https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-poetry-books-2015 (It you’re not signed in to Goodreads, that page will ask you to do so first. If you’re not a member yet the sign-up is easy)

The Goodreads Choice Awards semi-final voting lasts until November 15th, so please go over there and vote! Voting for the semi-final yields 10 nominees in each category. The final round starts on the 17th of November.

Vote here: https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-poetry-books-2015 (sign in if you need to)
And the book’s own page at Goodreads is here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23526332-the-robot-scientist-s-daughter
Details about the Goodreads Choice Awards competition are here: https://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/579-semifinals-have-begun-second-chance-to-vote-in-the-2015-goodreads-choic
The book’s own page at Mayapple is here: http://mayapplepress.com/the-robot-scientists-daughter-jeannine-hall-gailey/

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